Executive Assistant to the COO
Founders Pledge
 London, KY
About Us

Founders Pledge is a charity that brings together a community of entrepreneurs committed to finding and funding solutions to the most pressing global challenges. On joining, every member makes a legally binding pledge to donate a percentage of their personal proceeds to charity when they liquidate shares. Our in-house research and advisory team helps them understand how and where those donations will create the biggest impact based on the latest evidence from the sector.  We facilitate grants to charities around the world on behalf of our members and offer access to a global network of experts, at zero cost.

Since launching in 2015, the Founders Pledge community has collectively raised nearly $2 billion for social causes. Spanning 30 countries and over 1,250 members, it includes the people behind industry-leading companies including WeWork, Deepmind, Skype, Spotify, Uber, and Planet. Working across our offices in London, New York, San Francisco and Berlin, we are a growing and passionate team committed to empowering entrepreneurs to do immense good.

About the role

We are looking for a talented and organised Executive Assistant to join our team in London and support our Chief Operating Officer (COO), Charlotte Monico, at a super exciting time in our growth as an organisation and move from startup to scale-up, scaling our teams and products to position Founders Pledge as the global leader in strategic giving. You will be instrumental in helping Charlotte achieve these goals by providing proactive and effective support through calendar and email management, writing email follow-ups on Charlotte's behalf and taking detailed meeting notes, as well as supporting Charlotte's work through project management, creating and managing documents and planning internal events and training sessions.

You will be an integral member of our global team, liaising with other senior staff across the organisation as well as our other Executive Assistants and administrative support to make sure Founders Pledge runs smoothly and efficiently. Your previous experience working with senior and high-profile staff in high-growth, fast-paced environments will set you up perfectly to be successful in this role.

If you are looking for an opportunity to take the skills you have built as an Executive Assistant in an exciting start-up environment with a clear mission to make a significant and real impact in the world of philanthropy, then this is the role for you!

Reporting directly to our COO and working as part of our global EA team, you will be responsible for:

  • Scheduling internal and external meetings for Charlotte, managing her calendar to make sure that potential clashes are taken care of and meetings are rescheduled sensitively
  • Managing Charlotte's inbox, making sure that urgent email are flagged to Charlotte in a timely manner and drafting responses on Charlotte's behalf where necessary
  • Project managing initiatives as they arise, such as our OKR process and delivery of new internal programmes
  • Planning and managing travel logistics, including organising flights, hotels and expenses management for Charlotte and other senior staff
  • Creating, managing and editing documents, from training docs to board decks and everything in between, to a high standard for internal and external use

This role is perfect for someone who has:

  • Significant experience in an Executive Assistant role, ideally within a fast-paced work environment, supporting senior-level / C-Suite executives
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, with an almost telepathic level of understanding of how best to support their executive
  • An ability to keep track of tasks with a laser focus on following through on things that might span weeks or months
  • Excellent writing skills with an ability to write professionally in a variety of tones, making sure that spelling and grammar is impeccable
  • A strong sense of initiative, an understanding of what is best for the business and an attitude of 'rolling up your sleeves' to make it so
START DATE: ASAP
LOCATION: Clerkenwell, London
HOURS: Full Time, 40 hours per week
SALARY RANGE: £30,000 - £35,000

Why work with us

- Help shape the future of strategic philanthropy
- Join a team of talented, mission-driven individuals
- Generous vacation time to let you recharge and refresh
- Private healthcare through BUPA
- A well-stocked kitchen with fresh fruit, coffee, tea and healthy snacks
- Discounted gym membership and on-site massages
- Office dogs!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.